Walt Disney Autograph, ca. 1960
When I was almost five years old, my family went to Disneyland in California. My grandfather reached into his pocket and pulled out a ticket book and tore out the back coupon and handed it to me with a ballpoint pen. He said, "Go over and ask that man for his autograph." Well, okay, not knowing what's going on I did what he said, and he said, "Do you know who that was?" And of course, I said, "Well, no, I'm pretty sure I don't." He said, "That was Walt Disney." I've had it hanging on my wall ever since.
What a charming story. And so here's a picture of you that day at the park?
Yeah, it's my sister and I. We're big camera hogs, and so we had our picture taken every chance we could.
Well, Walt Disney signed an awful lot of things, but mostly they were signed by his secretaries. There's an awful lot of Disney signatures out there, and mostly all of them I see at Roadshow are fake, so to see one that's actually signed by Walt and have this kind of history to them, it's just a fantastic thing. Have you ever had this valued?
As far as value to me, it's pretty much priceless because he handed it to me.
Well, you've framed it with this collector's plate, which is just a decorative value.
But the wonderful signature is going to be between $1,500 and $2,500.
Wow, that's really super.
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